Laser Talk: Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada supports the call for the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

Laser Talk: Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada supports the call for the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

Laser Talk: Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada supports the call for the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

Human activity is driving global heating and destabilizing the climate system. That dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate is disrupting other vital natural systems, putting food systems and water security at risk, and generating unmanageable threats to economies, nation states, and the biosphere.

Research shows more than 8 million deaths per year (almost 1 in 5 deaths globally) are attributable to fossil fuel pollution. Courts are now affirming that climate protection is a human right

According to the latest IPCC reports, coal, oil and gas are responsible for 86% of all carbon dioxide emissions in the past decade. Phasing out fossil fuel production, and fast-tracking progress towards safer and more cost-effective alternatives, will require unprecedented international cooperation in three main areas – non-proliferation, global disarmament and a peaceful, just transition. Further expansion of fossil fuel production and consumption is an unconscionable and unaffordable, yet preventable threat. 

Just as fifty years ago the world successfully negotiated a treaty to defuse the threats posed by the uncontrolled spread of nuclear weapons, the world today needs a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty to address the threat posed by fossil fuels.  

To stop accumulating future climate damage, we need the community of nations to:

  • Non-Proliferation – ending all new exploration and production of fossil fuels
  • Global Disarmament – phasing-out existing stockpiles in line with the 1.5ºC Paris goals
  • A Peaceful Transition – fast-tracking a just transition for every worker, community, and country

This is why we support the call for a new Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, to accelerate action toward that better future.

https://fossilfueltreaty.org/

 

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